This week we return to the fourth and final year of the Narrative Lectionary cycle, a schedule for reading the Bible that begins with the Old Testament in the Fall, Gospels in Lent and the New Testament until summer. The goal of this reading schedule is to help us connect the dots between our stories and the larger Story of God’s love for all of humanity. We begin at the very beginning this week: Genesis 1. Our creation story. Did you know there are actually two different creation stories? Three, if you count the introduction to the Gospel of John! We are going to consider what it means that God created everything we see, stood back and took time to rest and look at it all and call it all “good”. Also, what does it mean that this Genesis chapter talks about God creating in community (“let US make humankind in OUR image”)? Let’s dive back into the Bible together this Fall! All are welcome!
This also is such an exciting day for our church every year because it is the Sunday when many of our programs restart for the Fall season. In the coming weeks, look for more information about FUN-Day School for kids, nursery for little kids, Adult Sunday School and other small groups. Today we celebrate coming back together with an outside picnic after the worship service hosted by the Deacons and featuring our contemporary band playing music. Again ALL ARE WELCOME!!